King Ghazi Landscape Museum

A new  museum has been designed  by renovating an already existing building, the King Ghazi Palace, which is quite popular among local people, who use to spend time especially in the wide park surrounding the building. The aim was that of engaging this already existing public and  increasing it, thanks to the appealing appearance and the interesting contents of the new museum. The creation of this new museum pointed at becoming a best practice for the requalification, adaptation and reuse of a historic building in Iraq.

The aim of the Landscape Museum is that of raising the visitors’ awareness of the richness of their territory and of the strict twine between the cities and their surrounding landscapes.The museum is divided into two parts, four main initial rooms, which deepen different themes regarding the relationship between man and territory over the millennia, and the three rooms located beyond the courtyard of the museum, two of which are dedicated to the history of the King Ghazi, while the third one is designed as a space to allow children to learn the history of Iraq through play.

Photographs, maps, videos and archaeological artefacts illustrate the history and the evolution of the country during the millennia, by showing the development of the agricultural techniques,  the channels system and the urban settlement strategies throughout time. The didactic apparatus point at showing how the Iraqi landscape has evolved (and continues to evolve) and how these changes were (and still are) closely connected to the history of the populations there living.

King Ghazi Landscape Museum

This video introduces the King Ghazi Landscape Museum developed in collaboration with the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of Iraq in the frame of the Eduu project.

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